Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin State Journal

Water ballet teaches dancers 

Walking into a ballet class, you expect certain things. Plenty of plies and pirouettes, perhaps an instructor calling out moves or clapping in time with the music, and certainly a plethora of puffy pink tulle. What you don’t expect is the overwhelming smell of chlorine.

What’s the buzz? 

City saves a hive to preserve increasingly threatened bees

Man suffers heart attack, is saved by co-worker

Typically, Paul Scott and Jack Pearson don’t work together. The two Fitchburg building inspectors usually work on their own. But if June 30 had been a typical day, Pearson wouldn’t be alive now.

Archers come from around the world to compete in tournament

Heidi-Mari Lues wasn’t good at sports. She tried several, but nothing stuck. Then, a little more than a year ago, she picked up a bow and arrow.

Gold Wing riders come for convention, stay for camaraderie

Honda Gold Wing motorcycle enthusiasts gather in Madison for Road Riders Association 

Sharing the sidewalk

City considering curtailing outdoor cafes on State Street

Attic Angels continue tradition of giving with garage sale 

Attic Angel, a 125-year-old community service organization, continues its tradition of giving with a two-day garage sale this weekend to raise funds for groups providing mental health services for teens. 

Runners leave Madison with sights set on Chicago

More than 500 12-member teams left Madison on Friday to run 196.1 miles to Chicago as part of the Ragnar Road Relays. 

Fire marshal urges state to retrofit GEF-1 building with sprinklers

Madison fire marshal is urging the state to consider adding sprinklers throughout the GEF-1 building before reopening.

Adults gather to escape adulthood at summit

People gather at Olbrich Gardens for the annual Escape Adulthood Summit. The summit allows participants to work through issues while partaking in old-school games and activities. 

Madison in 100 objects: Guerrilla Cookies

Two words inspire nostalgia and cravings for UW-Madison alumni of a certain age: guerrilla cookies.

Madison in 100 objects: Little Free Libraries

Any comic book lover can tell you the importance of the Origin Story. It’s the narrative that shows the often modest beginnings of the most enduring characters and defines who they become. The Origin Story of The Little Libraries shows that unassuming beginning. 

Madison in 100 objects: Crazylegs race bib

Officially, summer starts in June. But, for many Madisonians, the real season opener happens in April with the Crazylegs Classic race. 

Madison in 100 objects: Mother Fools Mural 

The Mother Fools mural wall acts as a legal canvas to give graffiti artists an opportunity to show off their work as art instead of vandalism.